About Science Alive!

Science Alive was established in 1991, as a science and technology learning and entertainment centre. In 1993, we completed the purchase of the iconic Railway Station building on Moorhouse Avenue.

On 22 February 2011, following a series of earthquakes, the building was evacuated. After the most damaging earthquake in Christchurch’s history, it was later assessed as uninhabitable.

Charitable Trust

Science Alive is a New Zealand Charitable Trust established to inspire the public in Science & Technology, through interactive experiences.


We aim to raise awareness of careers in science, scientific research, the applied sciences and technologies; and to showcase New Zealand successes in these fields.

Our expertise

We have access to a team of Astrophysicists, Engineers, Biotechnologists, Biochemists, Computer engineers and User experience designers.

We also have a very strong network of collaborators and fabricators, who we utilise for a project on a case by case basis.


Since 1999, Science Alive has exported over $8 million of exhibits to Science Centres throughout the world.

Science Alive has produced interactive exhibits for Te Papa (New Zealand), Al Khobar (Saudi Arabia), Exploratorium (USA), Tech Dome (Malaysia), Science Centre Singapore, and many more Museums, Science Centres and Organisations.

Educational Outreach

Science Alive is currently in a redevelopment phase, looking at new strategies and projects. We have previously run a wide range of science and technology programmes.

In Term 3 and 4, 2020, we are continuing the Kids in Space programme in collaboration with Anne-Marie Robinson - United States Space Camp Ambassador in NZ.